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EL PASO, TEXAS
December 5, 1912 12 Pages
TWO SECTION'S TODAY.
Fair tonight: colder; freezing.
BIG OHM IS
St. Louisians Pleased With
OutLSok ick Valley El
PROG-BESS OF THE
"WORK AT DAMSITE
E; Pasoans who visited the Elephant
jiutte dam 'work on Wednesday wera
oved by various opinions and de-
-ros of satisfaction.
The vlsitinc St Louis bankers. In
l ose ionor the excursion to the dam
in was mad-, expressed much enthu
iism over the work and the future
ocpects of the Rio Grande valley as
result of the irrigation that it will
lord Repatedl they expressed
ih. mselves as very much impressed
'th the possibilities for the valley
v nen the work is finished.
(i the EI Pasoans, some candidly
ij openly criticised the work as be-
r - slow while otaers expressed satis-r-uon
and ventured the opinion that
i' hid prosr .: is ripu'ly as could he
jtii.i . oro; It Work.
There is i nt i mall force of men
ork on tf'e d-imsite now, bat this
is explained b officials of the reda
ction strv'ct with the statement that
j more men cou'd be employed upon
i it excavations Three steam shovels
that lift three tons at each grab are
uting the sand and silt from the bot
oro of the rier at present, while a
all forte of scraper men and teams
i ensraged in dragging back the silt
elow the damsite. so that it will not
ie in upon the excavations
Llfiinc the S!!t.
The steam shovels are operated upon
tables that stretch across the river
at the damsite and their operation is
. en interesting sight to the visitor.
i he giant shov els are run out over
'ie bed of the river on cables, are then
owe-ed into the silt, whereupon they
Pen automatically, take a huge
mouthful" and are closed as the cable
is diawn taut to lift them. They
i-p again liftc i to the height of the 1
-ible drawn back to the bank and ,
d -mped into flat cars', which are hauled i
3a bv a puffinir little locomotive to
a dump and emptied The silt is to
f used again, when the construction
vj-on the dam is commenced, for mix
!nc the concrete
River Rons In Flame.
The flume for carrying away the
water of the river is now completed
na xne oea or ine river is ary. Tae i
'lume carries the water along one of the '
nd the bed or the river is dry. The
.anks of the river from above the dMn- l
site to a point considerably below An
rarth and rock dam. that will later be
-emoved. has been coastrueted across
,i, i- h,. ,, a,i J,m.i .
turn the water into the lum. which
s of jconcratt. -r--"-5
Pnrt of Dam Completed.
As the flame passes over the point
muiiMta tetT tewSnatel
passes over the nrat portion of the ". """ Y t ;t. - JZl ,..
..mpleted dam Atx that point a por- st- is0?PlfthltcexPfd,,i?1
tion of the dam has been built -from i surprise at the bigness of the under
oarock up to the level of the flume taking and enjoyment .over the trip
The rest of the dam is to be anchored '
nto this completed portion which is
jbont five percent of the dam proper!
The completed section is already an
chored into the rock bank on one side
of the river
Much 'Work Done.
Tn the preparations so far made, the
Tiumes have been built for the working
raen and officials of the work; the
creat hoists and cables have b-en com
pleted, 12 miles of railroad have been
built into the dam and a mile or more
rf sidetrack laid, a power plant has
been erected and put into operation,
a distillation and ice plant has been
completed, a cement mixing plant has
been built, a rock crushing riant has
been constructed, bins have been erect
ed for filling the cars with silt, black
smith and machine shops, store houses,
office buildings and other structures
have been erected and work is in pro
gress upon another large concrete mix
Besides this, a good wagon road has
been constructed into the dam site
and throughout the camp; an iron
bridge has been erected over the river
elow the damsite, electric wires have
been strung throughout the camp and
a 'out the works; the flume has been
built the cofferdam above the damsite
has been built and much other work
has been done
It has been a tremendous task the
construction of the railroad alone was
a. big undertaking and it has taken
time While only five percent of work
on the actual construction of the dam
has been done during the four years
-ince tho work started, the prepara
tions for the work have been tre
mendous Dam Wort Can Go Forvrnrd.
the-Tofk on tnhracltnuaTCdnam8nc SS I trlct ad3utanC 'and Capt. S. M. Kocher
Untie without abatement. It Is esti- -(Continued on next page).
LEGLEITNER SAYS UNION AIDED DETECTIVES
Things are now in such shape that
IS DENIED BY ACCUSED
Indu-napolis, IncL, Dec 5. Accused of
earning a nitroglycerin can from
T ttsburc to Indianapolis, and of having
approved of the use of the union funds j
'm purchasing explfsives, Henry W. I
Legleitner, a defendant, testified at the
djnamite conspiracy" trial today. j
Legleitner, who was arrested in Den- '
er. was a member cf the executive i
ooara oi me xmein&uonai .Association
iirjasre and btraeturaj Iron Workers
from 1907 to 1910 and as such is
charged with approving the $1000 paid
monthly to J. J McNamara or car
rying on a 'dynamite campaign"
against non-union work.
lie to nrrent alleges thai Al.Na-
rrara had made a case especially de-
signea to carry a u quart can oi (
mtrogljcerin en passenger train uid
tljat Legleitner arriving f,rom Pitts
burg, delivered the case to the iron
v orkers' l.eaaquarters.
The witness denied any knowledge of
a. conspiracy among the union.
Legleitner, as the first defendant to
testify after president Frank M. Ryan
denied that at the time of his arrest
n Denver he admittd raoney was ap
propnated for McNamara's use. He
also denied he was in Indianapolis in
When McrJamara was arrested the
witness said, the executive board mem- i
bers were In session and instead of Referring to the alleged use of the
tring to onr al eT:d"nec they helped' union's funds for carrying on a "dyna
aetectives to look for explosives around j miting campaign," district attorney
union headquarters. 1 Miller said:
Resisted Removal of Evidence. "How much money was paid to Mc-
Ryan,, testified that after the arrests Namara. Hockin. Frank a Webo, New
of the McKamaraB, he, on advice of I York, and Eugene A. Clancy, San Fran-
c otwisel. resisted the removal of evl- i cisco, that was not accounted for In
dence wanted at Los Angeles where the their salaries and expenses?"
McNamaras were charged with murder I
Site Of Elephant Butte Barn, Visited On
Wednesday By El Pasoans and St. Louisians
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mated by the engineers that the exca
vations will be completed some time
next spring the excavations have to
be made to bedrock, which will be
from 65 to 90 feet when the work or
pouring the concrete will begin.
' The great darn is to be built In sec
tions, each section locked into the jthor
with giant concrete teeth and steel
reinforcing, so that contraction ana
expanse are allowed .for. Otherwise,
if the dam were built in a solid piece,
there might be a cracking.
A Pleasant Trip.
The trip to the dam proved a most
pleasant feature of the visit of the St.
Louisians ' It was also most enjoy-
nhlp sjTiil Instructive fnr the R1 "PasoaTiR.
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miade- fe Pa rtn peaching El Paso on
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Two hours was spent at the dam. Re-
iresnments were servea on me iratn
fne "t'Ji anf
"i -"as amr" f --?
efore the start was made on the re
turn triu. Gen. E. Z. Steever. CoL
TV- a tt Fredericks
Brown were unusually active in look
ing after the .comfort of all on the
ST. LOTJISANS AND
NEW YORKERS GUESTS
Pasoans Entertain Tito Prominent
Parties of Visitors Review of
Troops Spectacular Feature.
Cold weather hojds no terrors for El
Pasoans when It comes to entertaining
guests. This they demonstrated Thurs
day morning; when 10 automobiles
filled with El Pasoans. St. Louisans and
l New Yorkers made a trip about the
city and out. to Fort Bliss.
Leaving the Paso del Norte hotel at
9:30, they werit fo" the plant of the El
Paso Milling company and inspected j
every department. Many surprising
things were shown them there, partic
ularly crates for onions being manu
factured ai the rate of 17.000 a day.
East- Texas will require 2,000)000 of
these crates this season and the El Paso
plant is to furnish half that number.
The plant is now running 24 hours a
day and about 500 men are employed.
Souvenir canes, made from Madera
wood at the Pearson plant, were, given
members of the Iarty. and then they
ran out to the Country club, where re
freshments "were served. Proceeding
frorri the club to Fort Bliss, they wit
nessed a review of all arms of the ser
vice by Gen. E. Z. Sttever.
Gen. Steever, seated on his big, black
horse, accompanied by his staff, viewea
the troops. With Gen. Steever were
Col. Frank West, commander of the
second cavalry; Capt. M. Simonds, dis
"Knowing James B. McNamara was
charged with murder in blowing up the
Los Angeles Times building and that
J. J. McXatnara, secretary of the union,
was charged with dynamiting, you were
willing to prvent the removal of evi-
dence wanted at Los Angeles?" asked
district attorney Miller.
"I was wilHnrr to renist the removal
of the papers anywhere because I was
acting through my attorney," said Mr.
The papers referred to were hundreds
of letters and records afterwards pro
cured by the government in connection
with the indictment of the 41 men
HOW on tTinl Thp wftnpcR Yiamort a th
attorney who took charge of the union's
affairs, Leo JL Rappaport,who had testl-
fled that after Interviewing J. J. MCNa
mara In jail at Los Angeles, he returned
to Indianapolis and destroyed a small
blue check book. That check book, the
government charges, contained the dis
bursements by McNamara for the ex
penses of the "dynamiting crew."
Mr. Ryan was asked whether he was
consulted about Rappaport's destruction
of the check book. He answered he
had not been, and he never heard that
McNamara was drawing $1000 a month
from the union's funds, for which "no
accounting was given, until the nignt
of McNamara's arrest in April. 1911.
"I never figured up," answered
Governor of Nevada Says
in Behalf of Happiness.
INCOME TAX MEETS
Richmond, Va., Dec. 5. Governor
Tasker L. Oddie. of Nevada, in a dis
cussion over uniform divorce laws, at
the governor's conference today, con
tended that Nevada in tne creat ma
jority of instances had .performed a
signal duty in behalf of human happi
ness and public morals by making di
vorce easily obtainable. He insisted
that divorces granted by the Nevada
courts formed but a negligible part of
the divorces granted by the country as
An overwhelming portion of the Ne
vada divorce colony at Reno, he said,
came from about four or five Atlantic
coast states, "the divorce laws of which
are of considerable antiquity and cor
Gov.'Hawley, of Idaho, also -spoke on
the same subject.
Criticism of the proposed Income tax
amendment to the constitution Its an
encroachment upon state .rights and
positive impairment of the vitality of
the several states, was the theme of an
address by ex-governor Augustus -K.
Wilson, of Kentucky, honorary mem
ber of the conference.
Governor F. E. McGovern, of Wiscon
sin, in an address on "The State In
come Tax," said the Wisconsin income
tax had succeeded .as strikingly as the
old personal property tax failed In
compelling persons of means to pay
their just share to the support of the
The Wisconsin law, according to gov
ernor McGovern, is so drawn as to pre
vent all efforts at evasions either by
corporation or individuals.
The permanent organization of the
various states of the United States in
an association to be known as the
"governors' conference" was effected.
Exgovernors will be admitted to the
conference as honorary' members with
all privileges of the organization ex
cept the right to vote. Colorado
Springs, Colo., was selected as the
place of meeting for the conference
NEW MEXICO VOTE
Santa Fe. N M., Dec. 5 The canvass
of the vote cast in New Mexico was
completed and signed last night. The
vote was as follows:
For amendment to the constitution,
eliminating the language qualification
clause for holding state office, 26,663;
For state highway bond issue,
26 S'; against highway bond' issue.
For congressmen: H. B. Fergusson,
(D.), 22.139; Nathan Jaffa, (R.), 17,960;
M. C. DeBaca, (P.), 5883; A. Bggum,
(S.), 2644. Total vote cast, 48,566.
Fergusson's plurality, 4239.
Presidential electors; E. C. DeBaca,
(D.). 20.487; J. H. Latham. (D.), 19,997;
S. D. Stennls, jr., (D.). 20,108; LevKA.
Hughes. (R.), 17,134; Eufracia Gallegos.
fR ), 17,773; Matt Fowler, (R.). 17.258;
George TV". Armijo, (P.), 8347: E. E.
Studley. (P.). 7764; Dora F. Thoma.
(P.), 77S7; Walter Cook. (S.). 2859:
Leroy Welsh, (S.). 2S56; W.-T. Holmes.
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BANQUET TOMGHT IS
TO BE HELD AT 7:30.
The banquet to the visiting
Louisans will be held in the
Paso del Norte hotel this even
ing at 7:30. The committee
expects the El Pasoans to be on
hand at that hour.
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IIEAVY SNOW IN COLORVDO;
SHEEP AND CATTLE WILL SUFFER
Trinidad, Colo. Dec. 5. Six inches
of snow the first tris winter had fal
len here at midnight The precipita
tion is general in northern New Mexico
and southern Colorado Sheep and
cattle will suffer to some extent
Commerce Commission Em
- powtred to Rignlate-Stock
and Bond Issues.
Washington. D. C Dec 5. The
Adamson bill for a special commission
to make 'a physical valuation of rail
roads and witn,tl.e Mann amendment
empowering the interstate commerce
commission to regulate the issues of
stocKs asd bonds, passed the house to
day iwhtout division.
It then took up the legislative, exe
cutive and judicial appropriation bill
after the annual report of attorney
general Wickersham was submitted.
The Indian affairs subcommittee
completed, the Indian appropriation bill
aggregating 58,000,000, which will be
Will Probe TrafHc Deal.
Charman Henry of the rules commit
tee tentatively set next Tuesday for
hearings in the aleged New Haven
Grand Trunk traffic deal.
The bank and currency subcommittee
decided to invite teatiuionv of persons
interested rn curren jy legislation at
hearings to begin Jan. 6. Director
Stratton. of the bureau of standards,
opposed before the agriculture com
mittee the bill for the regulation and
tax on oleomargarine.
Waterways delegates urged liberal
appropriations for the Mississippi
levees before the rivers and harbors
Chairman Alexander of the merchant
rrarine committee called a meeting Tor'
Friday to resume the "shipping- trust"
The senate, which convened at noon.
resumea tne consiaeration of the omni
A joint commission to investigate the
purchases of American tobacco by for
eign governments, elected senator Mar
tin chairman, and organized for an
investigation which may take a year.
Merger Predicts "Hard" Time.-'
Victor L. Berger. the Socialist rep
resentative of Milwaukee, who will
not return to congress next session, in
an address berore congress predicted
hard times and resultant riots.
"An industrial panic is due in about
one year," said Mr. Berger, Vthat will
mean Democratic hard times and
Two Million Book In Library.
The creation of a book or library
post, so that the great library of con
gress might be placed in more Inti
mate and more economical touch with
the other libraries of the country, was
advocated by the librarian -of congress
in his annual report today to con
gress. The .growth of the li
brary during the last fiscal year was
I enriched by the addition of more than
izu.ouu printed volumes and pamph
lets There are now more than 2,000,
000 books Ih the library's shelves.
Palmer Attacks Ambassador.
Representative A. Mitchell Palmer,
in the house led a sharp attack upon
Whitelaw Reid, ambassador to Great
Britain, for some of the ambassador's
references to Thomas Jefferson In a
speech at the Welch university on Oc
Mr. Palmer, declaring that Mr. Reid's
flnging of jibes at the party Jefferson
represented, called for comment in the
house if not for censure, said he "pro
tested against impropriety and miscon
duct of an ambassador who would thus j
misrepresent the first secretary of the
aepartment he represented.
President-elect Wilson's reference to
Jefferson in some of his writings on
tered into the debate, which became
Wisold Have Shared In Profits.
The court of impeachment resumed
the trial of judge Archbald.
Admissions that judge Robert W.
Archbald, of the court of commerce,
had been interested with him in a deal
for the Katydid culm dump, near
Seranton, Pa., and would have profited
from the sale of the property, were
drawn from Edward J. Williams of
Dun more. Pa.
"What did judge Archbald do for
which he was to receive one-half the
profits from the coal dump?" demand
ed representative Webb
"It was none of anybody's business
To this he later added that the in
terest of judge Archbald resulted from
"what he did for me" and that "it was
partly through his influence that I got
The deal, as outlined by Mr. Williams,
began when he went to Archbald and
asked his assistance in getting an op
tion from the Hillside company.
Archbald, he said, gave him a letter
to W. A. May, superintendent of the
Hillside company, but May declined to
"I went back and told judge Arch
bald I did not get it and he sail he
would see about it." said Williams.
Judge Archbald's attorneys fought
aaglnst the admission of a document
purporting to assign part of Mr
Williams's interest in the coal dump to
William P. Boland. and a "silent
party" supposed to be judge Archbald.
The senate was forced to a vote and
the document was admitted as evi
dence. FWn Mr. Williams, representative
Webb finally drew the admission made
last summer in the house Investiga
tion, that he had drawn up an assign
ment of part of the option to Mr.
Boland and judge Archbald. naming the
latter as the "silent party" because he
thought it might get him into trouble
If he were an open party to the deal.
Judge Paid Railroad Fare.
Williams testified he had gone to
judge Archbald's office In Seranton
when he had subpenaed him in the
impeachment proceedings started by
the house last summer.
"He told me to tell the truth and let
the consequences go where it will."
He admitted that judge Archbald paid
his railroad fare to Washington at that
Send Officer After Witness.
Legal action to compel J. S. Rltten
house of Seranton to appear as a wit-
nnee Of (Via A iihholJ tilnl --r-i olo1
by representative Clayton. Mr. Clay- J
ton said Ktttenhouse had said he
would not come unless forced.
J. S. Julien, connected with the
senate sergeant's at arms office, tes
tified that he had served a subpena
on Mr. Rittenhouse Nov. 30, In Seran
ton. President pro tern Bacon then
directed that Rittenhouse be brought
before the senate by an officer.
TEXAS OIL CASES
MAY BE DISMISSED
Washington. D. a, Dec 5. Whether
the government should dismiss, for
lack of evidence, indictments returned
at Dallas, Tex., last August against
John D. Archbold, P C. Folger. jr., W.
C. Teagle. of the Standard Oil com
pany, and others in connection with
the case of the Magnolia Petroleum
company for the alleged violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law, was con
sidered at the department of justice
today. Charles G. Morrison In charge
of the government's Investigation to
determine whether the Standard Oil
has violated the decree, of dissolution
and William Hatwell, United States
attorney at Dallas discussed the sub
ject with James A Fowler, assistant
to the attorney general.
They will later confer with attorney
general Wickersham, who has held up
the service of warrants on Messrs.
Archbold, Folger and Teagle, because,
Mr. Wickersham said, the evidence In
the possession of the government at
this time did not seem to justify their
indictment at Dallas and was not suf
ficient to warrant proceedings for re
moval from New York to Texas.
The conference beginning today
probably will determine the attorney
general's final attitude.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec 5. William H.
Green, an implement dealer in Crcighton,
Neb., today in the government suit to
dissolve the International Harvester
company, testified that he had been in
business since 1893 and carried the Deer
ing line of harvesters, lie said that he
was free in expressing views antagonistic
to trusts and that alter being warned to
cease talking, the International machines
were taken from him.
STUDENT FATALLY STABBED
AS RESULT OF HAZING
Springfield, Ho., Dec. 5. First degree
murder was charged again' Ma. -hall
Copeland, a theological student in Mor-
risville college. Morrisville, Mo-, in a
warrant issued here today. Copeland, it
is alleged, fatally stabbed Bryan Crane
on the college campus last Saturday, fol
lowing a hazing exploit of which Cope
land had been the victim. Crane, whose
home was in Springfie' died in a hospi
tal here Tuesday night.
NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL
DIES AT CARSON CITY.
Reno, Ne Dec 5 Cleveland H.
Baker, attorney general of Nevada,
died suddenK this morning at his
home at Carbon C n His death was
due to internal hemorrhages. Baker
was a native of California and was
the soninlaw of United States senator
Perkins, of California.
, If I Wished to give it to htm,'
'SERi WILL WOUNDED
SUBMIT USE B
Conflict Between European
Nations Over War Spoils
GREEKS MAY SOON
London, Eng.. Dec 5. The dispute
between Austria-Hungary and Servia. 7
arising out of the Balkan war, which
has threatened a general European con
flict, will have been steered into a 1
safe channel and the peace of Europe
will be maintained if, as announced to
day, Servia has definitely decided to
leave her case in tne nanas or tne ,
With the adhesion of Austria-Hungary,
the proposal of sir Edward Grey,
the British foreign secretary, to call a
meeting of the ambassadorial clearing
house, has now received, practically
There seems to be a general disoo-
.itinn t,i,v tn ctTlv hnnMv tn t,-o-
vent further complications arising
from the clash between Turkey and
the Balkan allies.
The puzzle of Greece's attitude in
connection with the armistice is ex
pected to be solved satisfactorily, as it
is not believed that Greece will Imperil
her own victories by maintaining a
An armistice between Greece and
Turkey Is to be concluded In a day or
two, according to a dispatch from
Ismail Kemal Bey, the leader of the
Albanians, has telegraphed to Vienna
from Avlona protesting against the
bombardment of that town by two
Greek gunboats, according to a dis
patch from the Austrian capital.
Troops of Ottoman Empire Are Carry
ing On Gnerllla Warfare Near
Salonikl, European Turkey, Dec. 5.
A force of Greek troops today de
feated and' severely punished 1000
Turks who were pillaging the village
of Boyatsko, according to a report
from the Greek array. The Turks are
said to have lost 330 men killed and
wounded. Forty were taken prisoners.
The Turks are carrying on guerilla
tactics, pillaging, burning and commit
ITALY APPROVBS PEACE TREATY
WITH THE OTTOMAN UMPIRE.
Rome, Italy, Dec 5- Af ter two days
discussion, the peace treaty between
Turkey and Italy, known as the treaty
of Lausmie, MCS Been- approved' fer
tile chamber of deputies. The vote
was 336 to 24, the latter being Social
ists. Premier Giolitti said the occupation
by Italy of islands in the Aegean sea
was merely a military measure. Italy,
he said, has asked for guarantees for
the protection of the inhabitants of
the islands in case of evacuation. If
i this occurred before the peace was ar
ranged between Greece and Turkey,
Italy could not oppose their occupa
tion by Grsace. If evacuation occurred
after the conclusion of peace, Italy
could still fulfill whatever terms were
agreed to in the treaty between Tur
key and the Balkan allies. At any
rate through the treaty, Italy was free
to make her voice heard in the Euro
pean concert in favor of the legitimate
interests of other people.
"WE STAND BY OUR ALLIES,"
DRCLARES PRKVCH PRmiIRR
Paris, France. Dec 5 Franco ..poke
Qiniv tn,iv tho n .-.T,.a ft..o.
plainly today on the JSurcpean sltua
tlon. Premier Poincajre told the ccm
mittee on foreign affairs of the chaiu
ber ot deputies:
"We stand by our allies and our
The premier was laying down the
policy to be pursued by France in the
France's allies are the other mem
bers of the triple entente. Great Brit
ain and Russia.
Referring to the future Polncalre
"All the evidence goes to show that
a general settlement of the pending
difficulties will be effected sooner or
later. Up to now the powers have
been in accord, recognizing that mili
tary operations do not constitute ac
complished facts and that no power
has adopted any Irreparable Initiative."
RUSSIA SENDS TROOPS RTO
MONGOLIA TO PROTECT CITIZENS.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec 5. Ad
vices from Urga announce the arrleal
there of a detachment of Russian
troops, with orders to go to western
Mongolia. Arrangements have been
made by the Mongolian government
for transport facilities along the line
The troops were dispatched in con
sequence of reports of the advance of
, Chinese troops on Kobdo and Ulias-
sian merchants In the neighborhood
LAKE STEAMER IS AGROUND
ALL PASSEAGERS ARE SAFE
Duluth. Minn.. Dec 5 The steamer
Easton. of the Booth line, went
aground in Lake Superior today 35
miles from Port Arthur, Ont. but all
her passengers are safe and tugs are
taking them off. Heavy fogs hung over
Lake Superior all morning and the
Easton went ashore at half speed.
NEWSPAPER RECEIVER APPOINTED
Chicago. Ill . Dec 5 Judge Landis,
in the United States district court to
day, appointed a receiver for the Chi
cago Daily World, formerly the official
organ of the Socialist party in this city,
which suspended publication yesterday
because of financial difficulties
MADERO FAVORED BY
U. S.. SAYS REPORT
WnNb'ngton, D. C. Dec. Tu President TaftN attention may directly be
called to conditions vtulch senator William Aldea Smith's Mih-coramlttee
found along the Mexican border in Itn investiKathm to leara If erleaa cap
ital had been lined to foment revolHiion.
The Report of the committee, soon to be publinked and submitted to tfae
senate, will contain testimony vlrtnall charging that president Madera was
favored from this side of the boandar Use "hen he led the revolntlon against
Porflrlo Dlax nnd that friendly nets to him have continued daring the revo
lution against his government. Because of seme of the testimony along that
line, senator Smith hns Intimated It might be necessary to call president Taf t's
attention to the situation. The members of the committee, however, have
reached no conclusion- nor can findings be Indicated at this time.
Some of the testimony, which will be ready In January. Is to the effect
that the Inhibition against shipment of arras and ammunition Into Mexico has
been violated repeatedly In Mudcro'a interest.
Rebels in Large Numbers
Now South of Juarez.
Embargo on Freight.
TO BE THERE
Wounded civilians from the passen
ger train wrecked and fired into by
rebels below Gallego on Tuesday, ar
rived in 'Juarez Wednesday night on a
work train commandeered for the rescue
work. They were JTranciseo Famaliar.
the train master, suffering from a dan
gerous body wound; Hayes, an,
American, who was shot in the neck but
not seriously injured, as at first reported.
Of the 12 passengers whom the rebels
permitted to leave the scene of the
wreck, all others were Mexican labor
ers except O. C. Omer, an American, of:
Mexico City. The remainder of the 150
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passengers of the wrecked train re-
imuw uwr me stene w. lue wrecK. or
are trying to work their way north.
or south along the railway.
Federal Fought WelL
The refugees relate of a daring de-4
fence made by the 34 federals guard
ing the train, most of whom were killed
or wounded. Their commander, captain
Santos Landeros, was killed In the fray.
The guard were not federal regulars but
of the railway military corps of volun
teers. Leaping. from the train, at the
time of the wreck, the men crouched,
beneath the coaches and fired through,
the iron wheels of the cars. Although,
their daring in the fight, which re
sulted in only four remaining unkilled
or wounded, the passengers believe that
the rebels would not have fired into
the train, mistaking it for the armored
troop train making a continuous patrol
of the railways between Juarez and
"?il iliahlff iinlocBt ia n-na,-1 hail fl-tt
opened fire on the rebel entrenchments.
Rebels In Big Body.
While the rebels attacking the train,
were of the command of Gen. Marcel o
Carraveo, who has been operating some
time in the vicinity, the command of
Gen. Antonio Rojas was said to have
been just to the south of the wrecked
train, awaiting the wrecking of the
supposed troop train so as to flank the
federals, should they retreat. It also
is reported that the group under Gen.
Pascaal Orozco, jr., is in the near vi
cinity, having crossed from Coyame
where the rebel commander-in-chief
was located two weeks ago. This
combination of rebel forces would com
pose a command under Orozco of more
than 1000 men, making a much larger
mobile force than is possessed by the
federals in the state of Chihuahua. A
movement of this newly formed rebel
army against some Important town 13
exoected at anv time.
1 .Mexican Central officials tuvre.lSaced
an. iBaaxnKs swuai&u n tne line be
tween the border and the state capital.
So far the Mexico North Western rail
way remains open over its entire
length, although Gen. Inez Salazar, with
about 400 rebels, is operating along the
American owned line m the vicinity of
Tried to Capture Another Train.
Advices reached Juarez today that
the rebels under Rojas moved north
along the Central line toward Mocte
zuma in an effort to capture the south
bound passenger train which returned
safely yesterday jto Juarez. What use
the rebels expected to make of the
train is not made clear.
Gen. BInnco in Juarex
Gen. Jose de la Luz Blanco, with an
escort of 50 men, arrived Thursiay
mormng at Juarez to receive orders
from Gen. Trucy Aubert. Gen Elanco
has moved the majoi portion of his
force from Aseencion to Guzman,
where he took a special train to Juarez.
ie win return tonight or tomorrow.
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i GaB- Sa4azar"s rebels- have moved inland
from the North Western after their
defeat at Guzman. He says there was
no attack on Aseencion. Blanco now
has about 509 men at Guzman, witn
two pieces of artillery, having left 150
cavalry at AscenckMu Traffic on the
North Western remains open bet wen
Juarez and Chihuahua, the general
Moving Troops to Chihuahua.
Resulting from renewed rebel activi
ty in the state, federal troops are being1
mobilized at Chihuahua city with the
Intention, it Is said, of moving against
the newly formed rebel armv at Gal
lego. Nearly 1000 according to fed
eral estimates under command of CoL
Alanda at OJlnaga, on the Txas border,
will be moved at once over the Orient
railway to the state capital. They con
sist of the Seventh regiment of cav
alry and volunteer battalions from San
Luis Potosi and ParraL
FEDERALS AND REBELS
FIGHT OVBR SUPPLIES
Douglas. Ariz Dec 5. Passengers
arriving from Columbus state that &
skirmish between federals and rebels
took place near Palomas in order to
see which force should obtain posses
sion of food supDlies, of which both
stood in need. The fight lasted for
several hours, with the net result of
two slightly wounded, one on each side.
A truce was then agreed on while both,
forces mingled during the distribution
of flour and beans The forces then
reassembled and retired, to resume hos
tilities when it suited their conven
ience. LOS ANGELES KBAL K8T VTE MAN
WOLNDED: WOMAN IS ARRESTED.
San- Francisco, Calif., Dec 5. Rob
ert L. Wldnev. a Los Angeles real es
tate dea'er is in a hospital suffering
from a bullet wound that mit prove
fatal, aid Mrs. Frances v Lvons is a
prisoner in tne city jail as the result
of a shooting that took place in the
couple's apartment In a downtown ho
tel Mrs. Lyons was divorced two months
ago in .Denver, about a v ear after her
marriage in Oakland to William C
Lyons, said to e a Denver politicinn.
At the time of the divorce Widney
was named as cdrrespor lent.